Patent model for nickel-faced type

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for electroplating printers' type, electrotype plates, or stereotype plates with nickel; the invention was granted patent number 95053. The patent improved on a patent for nickel plating of type taken out earlier in 1869 by Isaac Adams, Jr.
Currently not on view
Object Name
manufacture, nickel-faced type
date made
ca 1869
patent date
Smith, Luther L.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: .2 cm x .2 cm x 2.4 cm; 1/16 in x 1/16 in x 15/16 in
ID Number
patent number
accession number
catalog number
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Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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